• Data protection is an important issue for Hamburg Liaison Office China(HLO). HLO respects and maintains the right of users and third parties to informational self-determination. The right for information self-determination is an essential component of the company philosophy of HLO. We provide details below of the purpose, type and extent of collection and the use of personal data. Personal details are particulars on personal and factual circumstances of a particular or identified person. 

    Selection and processing of personal and log data 

    When you visit our website we collect, process and use data: Personal data cannot always be eliminated from this process. Without this, use of our website on your terminal is only possible to a limited extent. But first we would like to state: HLO does not store users' IP addresses on the server. Here IP addresses used to register for an event are temporarily stored to facilitate contract processing and security. Immediately after the event they are deleted. 
    When visiting our site every time information is called up our web server collects protocol information on these processes: 

    • Browser type/version 
    • Operating system used 
    • Referrer URL (last visited site) 
    • Hostname of the relevant computer (IP address) 
    • Time of server enquiry 

    All this data is evaluated anonymously for statistical purposes. It is not passed on to a third party. We do not link this data with other data. After statistical evaluation the data is regularly deleted within weeks. 

    For event registrations the event booked, the name of the attendee and, if appropriate the hotel booking are stored. In certain circumstances personal data for events will be made available to third parties. 


    Use of the web site involves storing cookies on your terminal. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your hard disk. Cookie information can be used during your stay on the site to identify you as the authorised user. When cookies are installed, user IDs are given, but programmes are never run on the user’s computer. You can restrict cookie installation in your browser. But we must point out that the use of our website would then only be possible to a limited extent. 


    If you would like to receive the newsletter offered by HLO, we need an email address as well as information allowing us to check that you are the owner of the email address given or that the owner is in agreement with receiving the newsletter. After registering for the Newsletter you will receive a confirmation email, which for you own security has to be re-confirmed. Your consent to storage of data, your email address as well as its use to send the Newsletter, can be cancelled at any time without explanation. This data is then deleted, unless it is needed for contractual or legal requirements. Cancelling the declaration of consent can be carried out by sending an email to, or by confirming the unsubscribe link in the Newsletter. 

    Data security 

    Technical and organisation measures are taken to ensure that the regulations on data protection are observed by us and by our service providers. 

    Notes for Internet communication 

    Transmission of online forms used in HLO's Internet offering and emails are encoded. 

    Data deletion 

    You can request deletion of your personal data at any time. In the event of deletion your personal data will be deleted, unless the data is required to fulfil contractual commitments or for legal purposes. 

    Right to information/data protection officer/right to cancel 

    You have the right, at any time, to information, free of charge, on your personal data stored, the origin, receiver as well as the purpose of data processing. If you have questions on the processing of your personal data, or data protection in general, or would like to withdraw your consent to storage of your data, or to delete please contact This also applies to answer requests for information, ideas or feedback. 
    In line with the German Federal Data Protection Act and  the Cybersecurity Law of the People's Republic of China and Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China. you have the right to receive information, free of charge, on your personal data and if applicable the right to correct, block or delete this data. 

    Changes to the data protection statement 

    HLO has the right to change this data protection statement at any time in line with valid data regulations. Therefore, we advise you to read through the statement from time to time.  

    Scope of the data protection statement 

    The data protection statement is only valid for content on our servers. 

    Availability of the data protection statement 

    The data protection statement can be called up and printed out from the data protection link present on every page of the HLO website.